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Featured Eyesore of the Month

June 2013

James Howard Kunstler : June 6, 2013 12:30 am : Eyesore of the Month

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The street crossing that ain’t, Marlton, New Jersey.

Notice 1) the engineered pedestrian curb treatment complete with textured orange pad for blind people. Notice 2) sign graphically transmitting the message: pedestrians not allowed. Notice, too, the absence of sidewalks despite curb treatments.Well, WTF NJDOT? Finally notice the quality of the enivronment dominated by a clutter of signage and electric power infrastructure crapola. Welcome to Smart Nation.

Thanks to Matthew Lieberger for sending.

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June 2013

James Howard Kunstler : June 6, 2013 12:30 am : Eyesore of the Month

The street crossing that ain’t, Marlton, New Jersey.

 

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May 2013

James Howard Kunstler : May 15, 2013 4:10 pm : Eyesore of the Month

The “greening” of America proceeds apace!

  

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April 2013

James Howard Kunstler : May 15, 2013 3:58 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold, the proposed new San Francisco Trans-Bay Transit Center at First and Fremont Streets.

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March 2013

James Howard Kunstler : March 21, 2013 10:53 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Get a load of this beauty. Social housing on the outskirts of Paris by the architectural firm Maison Edouard François.

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February 2013

James Howard Kunstler : February 21, 2013 11:04 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold the new Perot Museum of Science and History in Dallas, Texas in all its magnificent cubosity! Wow, what an original idea! 

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January 2013

James Howard Kunstler : January 21, 2013 11:09 pm : Eyesore of the Month

This abortion, an observation tower for Phoenix, AZ, is described by one wag as a giant toilet cleaning brush. Are you sick yet? Well, then get a load of the view:

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December 2012

James Howard Kunstler : December 21, 2012 11:11 pm : Eyesore of the Month

Behold the landscape of Happy Motoring in its latest iteration in northern Virginia, that is, the Washington DC suburbs. It’s significant that the very seat of policy and governance in our country is the epicenter of cluelessness about the fate of our tragic car dependency. They just see endless new layers added onto the existing clusterfuck, and you can be sure that money will continue to be created for it — though it is suicidal for our society.

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November 2012

James Howard Kunstler : November 21, 2012 11:22 pm : Eyesore of the Month

On view in Kingston, NY. This kind of says it all about the condition of America’s Main Street economy. Note, this is about both the programming and quality of the buildings. Thanks to Martine Hahn from Greenwich, NY, for sending it in. Closeup below:

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October 2012

James Howard Kunstler : October 21, 2012 11:31 pm : Eyesore of the Month

The architect of this addition to Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, Mels Crouwel, dubbed his creation “the Bathtub.” Actually, it looks more like what we in America would call a laundry sink.

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September 2012

James Howard Kunstler : September 1, 2012 12:35 am : Eyesore of the Month

This roadside display in Calvert County, Maryland, kind of says it all about where civilization stands in the USA these days.

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